As the news of the death of Robin Williams is just fresh off the press Henry Winkler shared memories of his friend with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s AC360.
President Obama also reacted to the news of Williams’ s death, stating, “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.”
Other reactions to Williams’s unexpected parting via Twitter came from Steve Martin and Quincy Jones.